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March Chap 5-7

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unpretentious
modest; not showy
pretext
a false reason, deceptive excuse
reticent
inclined to keep silent; reserved
tedious
long and tiresome
prodigious
(adj.) immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree
voluble
talkative
taciturn
habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
thwart
to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
obtuse
lacking sharpness of intellect; not clear or precise in thought or expression
dexterous
(adj.) skillful in the use of hands or body; clever
benign
harmless
assent
to express agreement; agreement
eloquent
Expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
despoil
plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
feign
To pretend
poise
self-assurance; composure; equilibrium
oblique
(adj.) slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
tete-a-tete
a private conversation between two people
intemperance
Lack of moderation (usually relating to drinking alcohol)
bereft
deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
resolute
determined
muse
(v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
illicit
illegal
clandestine
secret
dissembling
concealing the facts; hiding under a false pretense
inaudible
(adj.) not able to be heard
harbinger
something that indicates what is to come; a forerunner
languid
slow, sluggish, listless, weak
overzealous
excessively enthusiastic
indispensable
(adj.) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected
remonstrate
(v.) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
emaciated
extremely thin; wasted away
rebuke
scold harshly; criticize severely
tirade
A long, angry speech, usually very critical
accost
to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
disarm
v. To deprive of weapons.
incensed
angry
epistle
a letter or literary composition in letter form
ostentatious
Intended to attract notice and impress others
disparage
to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner
impromptu
without preparation
unscrupulous
dishonest
diffident
shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved
demeanor
behavior; manner of conducting oneself
arduous
(adj) hard to do, requiring much effort
disapprobation
disapproval; condemnation
raiment
(n.) clothing, garments